Jimi dawn Hornbuckle
AGE - 25
WT CLASS - 62k (136.5)
YRS IN WRESTLING - 9 years
HOME TOWN.- Poteau , Oklahoma
WHY DID YOU START WRESTLING-I sat in the high school practices since I was in kindergarden and always wanted to wrestle but did not until 1992 Womens Nationals in Vegas.
WHAT HAS THE SPORT OF WRESTLING DONE FOR YOU.-It has been a lot of fun and work too. I have been to Sweden,Canada,Poland and France competing for the USA, great experiences.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOU BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT TO DATE?-In 1998 I won the USA National Championship.
WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR WRESTLING?-Love of the sport.
DO YOU HAVE A HERO AND WHY?-I don't really have a hero but admire many oustanding wrestlers like John Smith, Kenny Monday,Kendall,Tricia,ect.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY TO THE YOUNGER GIRLS COMING UP?- Work hard but still have fun. learn something from every loss and turn the loss into a positive.
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO IMPROVE THE SPORT OF WOMENS WRESTLING?-Have the high schools have all girl teams like they have in some states like Texas.
WHO IS YOUR COACH?-My Dad has done most of it and I have also been in training camps with Horpel,Chaid and Dolph.
WHAT CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL DO YOU WRESTLE FOR?-I am working as agrad assistant at Missori Valley College. I have been wrestling for the Dave Schultz Club.
LIST SOME OF YOUR BIGGER TOURNAMENT'S AND WHAT PLACE YOU PLACED-
USA Nationals 1st-98,2nd-92-94,3rd-96-97,4th-95,6th-99-00.
World Team Trials 2nd-92-94-96-97-98-99,
University Nationals 1st-98,3rd-99.
Northern Plains 1st-98-00,3rd-99.
Southern Plains 1st-97-98-99.
Jimi and Stephanie Murata at World Trials , Rochester , Mn.
Both had just won the world trials mini-tournament. Stephanie won
4th straight world trials . Jimi Ranked 2nd for the 6th. time.
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